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about that. we'll explain coming up. >> >> michael finney taking your questions on twitter and facebook. you can contact michael at facebook.com/michael finney abc 7 and on twitter at m finney. >> taking a look at traffic right now, san francisco skyway pretty heavy. for those drivers trying to make their way east across the bay bridge. but smoother for those heading south and beyond. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues abc 7 news at 4:00 continues well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> in oakland the s.w.a.t. team surrounded a building where a shooting suspect is holed up the woman is wanted for the shooting of an oakland man. we have a neighbor in the area on the phone with us now. abby, we unders
-to-face with the world's most-wanted trift. why he's decided to speak about you it now. >> plus, michael finney taking your questions owe and will answer them here live. you can contact michael at facebook.com/michael finney abc 7. >> and getting a check of traffic you're looking at san francisco skyway. trying to make your way east it's slow going. but quite the opposite for drivers heading south towards 101 and beyond. stay with us. abc 7 news at 4:00 continues right after this. >>> a new government sturdy reveals one in five of us have a maift yaik on the credit report and found 20% had an error issued by three major agencies. 5% errors could lead to them paying more for mortgages, or other products. ftc says it emphasizes importance of regularly checking the reports. >> speculation is heating up that apple is working on a smart watch. "new york times" and wall street jurnt are reporting apple is expeer meanting with a device maid with curved glass. smart watches exist, the pebble smart watch connects to your and droid ask serves as a hub to glance at e mails and text message autos another way to l
'm michael finney. i'm still taking your questions on twitter and facebook so... you can contact me at facebook.com/michael finney and over on twitter at m finney. i'll answer questions here live a little later. >> from mount tam, temperatures will be soon rising. i'll have the accu-weather forecast coming up. >> taking a look at traffic now, a little bit slower for drivers heading north. all in all, not too bafd a ride on this friday. >>> parents as you know catch little ones in white lies all the time. >> check out this video. it shows a 3-year-old getting caught in a whopper. >> john, what are you eat something. >> nothing. >> you didn't eat anything? >> yeah. nothing. >> john, look at mommy. >> anything. >> john? can you explain why the sprinkles are empty? >> well, they're not empty. >> john? look at me. >> they're not empty. >> did you eat those sprinkles? >> no. i didn't. >> john? >> yes? >> you have sprinkles on your face. >> no. no. oh, no. i did not eat sprinkles. >> oh, my gosh. just denying john. mom was able to contain her laughter unlike the 60,000 people who watched t
housing market is finally turning around. >> it's a good sign. michael finney says some folks may able to cash in. >> on many different levels this is such good news. the nation's largest home improvement store adding 80,000 workers for spring season. home depot says it expects sales will be good as weather warmdz up and people start their projects. this is video provided by home depot. retailer adds to the work force every spring but this year, the chain adding 10,000s more jobs than last year. recovery of the housing market is credited with boosting sales at home improvement stores nationwide. jobs only temporary, and home depot says some of the workers end up staying on to become permanent employees. rival lowe's announced waitz adding 9,000 permanent jobs and 45,000 temporary ones. think your cell phone is costing a lot are now? experts say you haven't seen anything yet. technology giant cisco expects monthly bills will be $40 higher by 2017. that is because americans will be using about eight times more data by then. connection speeds expects to be three times faster. you may be a
, as promised michael finney is back. >> what do we have snowed something from wine country? >> yes. go with whatris good for you? >> it's all good for you. >> yes. >> there you go. okay. we're going start with cheese and glass from enconveniento.com. you're going to get a wine and cheese tasting and they're known for california italian. and enconveniento.com is a marketplace for just wines. okay, now, you might as well work it off. where better to do that than at yoga works? they've got four loks throughout the bay area. and there is a some of the best instructors around. so $77. wow. >> and how do we get this? >> so glad you asked. right there. dial that number. >>> coming up at 6:00 on the day an arrest is made a community comes together to remember a young murder victim. tonight taking you to the vigil for jannel conway allen. >> a major storm slams the east coast and when planes might be flying again. michael finney explains why everything doesn't always come up roses when trying to find a local florist. those stories and more coming up at 6:00. >> thank you. see you then. >> might
a warming trend sure to give you spring fever. wait until you hear details coming up. >> michael finney looks at what women really want for valentine's day and role coupons play in getting one item on their wish list. stay w >>> sky 7 shows you what happened when a mercedes-benz burs into the flames about two hours ago in hayward. nobody was hurt. the car went up in flames parked outside of a specialty auto parts store. the fire department had to call in a special unit spraying foam to put it out. >> intart closer to implementing a year old law that left it been some passengers letting the agency seek prohibition offers against people, orders rather against people who do things like urinate in public skroi bart property. they can be banned from stations from 30 days to a year. the law passed in 2011 but has been on hold until bart set up appeal pros ses. >> we do have trouble with people urinatting and that. if it's only that case, i'd support it. >> people fear bart could ban protestors. the first of several community meetings is schedule forward tonight. the transit system are awill y
'll let you know when that possibility will return, coming up. >> and then, michael finney explain yg you might not need to sweat that traffic ticket if you're worried about insurean rates going up. the news at 5:00 continues in just a moment. >>> a 1935 water pipe ruptured in san francisco north beach neighborhood at 3:00 in the morning. that sent thousands of gallons of water to maceon. city infect spectors say this happens all the time but an old, sprawling system the cold weather also contributed. >> we have over 1200 miles of pipeline in the city so. do prepare about five to 10 miles per year. >> it was capped. crews had to suction out mud and debris left behind by that water break. >> number of people that might die in earthquakes could double this century. researchers found catastrophic were killed have increased as the world's pop ligs has grown. there were seven catastrophic quakes in the 20th century. there have been four catastrophic earthquakes world wide since the year 2000. >> some of the biggest names in high tech putting their fort yunz together to recognize the brightest
while driving. >> michael finney is here now with an investigation. >> carolyn and dan, why some drivers say they can't see clearly from inside a popular car. >> i was just inned kind of freaked out. i didn't understand what was going on. >> you will see for yourself next on the abc7 news. >> and lost temper. what set off this man to tear up an airport check in counter? >> and then later on jimmy kimmle live. >> tonight we have music from churchill and duck dynasty is here and terrance howard is here. i will try not to be hypnotized by his beautiful eyes. too late. >> stay with us. >>> drivers of late model toyota priuses say something is happening to affect their ability to drive safely. >> traffic lights and on coming headlights are distorted by the wind shield. >> 7 on your side's michael finney has been looking into the complaints and joins us now. >> yes, it is an issue federal regulators say doesn't appear to be a safety issue. the numerous people who say they have experienced the problem firsthand strongly disagree. this man from fremont is concerned about the safety of his family
ball. >> authorities blow up a backpack though the owner came forward to claim it michael finney taking your questions and will answer them here live a little later, you can contact michael on facebook.com/michael finney abc 7 and on twitter at m finney approaching 4:11 first check of the traffic this is a live look of the skyway trying to head to the east way. -- bay this, is the oncoming traffic going on the lower deck of the bay bridge. better for folks on the righthand side of the screen. stay with us. more still to come >>> fda approved a form of the new breast cancer drug that combines drugs with a powerful chemotherapy and a third chemical. it's designed to target cancer cells while sparing healthy cells. it's long dominated the drug marketplace generating about $6 billion in sales. >> 45% of americans receive health benefits but the recent decrease does appear to be flow sloeing n 2008 employers provided health insurance for 49% of the u.s. workers. that number slid during the resechlgs a poll shows lboñ change. the number of people receiving health care benefits rose from 23%
valley. job growth and income are their best since the recession. >> michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and facebook and will answer them here live just a little bit later. >> and let's take a look outside on tuesday traffic. the commute gets underway in earnest. you can see from the skyway looking busy getting on to the bay bridge. it's slow, not too bad heading south. stay with us. abc 7 news >> the state of california is suing the debt rating agency standard & poor's for misleading investors. the state attorney general announced think the morning in washington. the u.s. department of justice and 15 other states filed lawsuits, all claiming that s and p inflated rating as signed to mort-backed securities. >> we're suing because inflated rates and ratings rile yaited our state unfair competition law and very posh importantly our state's false claims act under which losses are trebled. >> harris says california lost almost $1 billion because of the conduct. the department of justice wants the company to pay at least $5 billion in penaltis. >> president obama met to
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, that is coming up. >> katie: also ahead, "7 on your side" michael finney explains side" michael finney explains why don't always come up [ male announcer ] with citibank it's easy for jay to deposit checks from anywhere. [ wind howling ] easier than actually going to the bank. mobile check deposit. easier banking. standard at citibank. okay. [ male announcer ] with citibank's popmoney, dan can easily send money by email right from his citibank account. nice job ben. [ male announcer ] next up, the gutters. citibank popmoney. easier banking. standard at citibank. >> katie: happening now, we want to take you live to a somber occasion in chicago. we are awaiting for michelle obama. the church is filled to capacity. funeral is for a 15-year-old girl. she was an innocent victim of a gang shooting in chicago and she had just performed with her high school marching band at the presidential inauguration. michelle obama attending this funeral and governor pat quinn and mayor rahm emanuel. the family says it will not be about politics but it has struck a chord with the first family and obama administrati
to the problem? i'm michael finney. we'll look into the question ahead on 7 on your side. >> actress jennifer lawrence's back stage encounter last night at the oscars. >>> sky 7 hd is over the scene of an apartment fire, crews just arriving here. >> these are live pictures of the fire at emer son on park boulevard. sky 7 is overhead. the flames are not ferocious, you can see, it doesn't look like it's spread bug we're keeping an eye on it. >> when laws are passed we're expected to follow them, when we don't we get in trouble. >> but it seems a state agency is not falling a law passed to keep our drinking water safe. >> what not doing to protect our water supply. >> the compound is used in industry, part of the chrome plate prog ses there. is no debate kit cause cancer. infirmed yet state has been@á4ç slow to act. it is found in water across california. data shows it has been detected in 52 of the 58 counties believed to cause cancer when ingested but there is debate on how much is harmful to drink. the i team sampled water in four locations. we followed instructions, took samples and brough
your flowers actually arrived. michael finney is next with a delivery lisa argen here now over there tinkering with the computers and make sure you know exactly when the rain is coming this way. >> yeah. in between systems right now. we saw the cloud cover yesterday and a little bit more sunshine. still a few more dry days before change. we have been waiting for the rain. it's the third driest january on record last month. february certainly not looking any different yet. okay. as we head outside right now we are talking about some nice condition here with the pan of downtown san francisco. you see just a few clouds, but otherwise, boy, it's a very pretty start to the day with over 30 minutes until the official sunrise. we are looking at the fog far north. there's the east bay right there. in fact the foggiest condition up in napa and santa rosa this morning. less fog, though, than yesterday. we will see a pretty nice day downtown. although if you are headed to the shoreline more clouds will be banked up along the coast with the marine layer coming back into play yesterday and
arrived. seven on your side's michael finney is next with a delivery service almost tastes like one of jack's cereals. fiber one. uh, forgot jack's cereal. [ jack ] what's for breakfast? um... try the number one! yeah, this is pretty good. male announcer ] over a third of a day's fiber. fiber one. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ shimmy, shimmy chocolate. ♪ we, we chocolate cross over. ♪ yeah, we chocolate cross over. ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing fiber one 80 calorie chocolate cereal. ♪ chocolate. >> welcome back. team now is 5:45. this is a leave look at emeryville this sunday morning. it's currently 46 degrees. going to be about 63 later on. partly cloudy today. lisa argen will be along with the full accuweather forecast for your city coming up. >>> after the super bowl it will be time to start thinking about those valentine's day flowers. there's a lot of competition for your business. seven on your side's michael finney has been looking into some unique services being offered. >> reporter: when it comes to flowers, we all have the same concern, that what we bought a
on! >> thanks, lisa. also ahead, 7 on your side's michael finney explain [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >> welcome back. 5:46. you are looking live this morning at the san mateo bridge. traffic moving just fine. weather-wise you are looking at upper 30s and clear. it's going to warm up into the mid-50s later today and sunny. ,, lisa argen will have the forecast for the rest of the bay area coming up in a little bit. for valentine's day, if you plan to send flowers through a local florist for the occasion, we have a warning. some companies who appear to be local are actually out of the area, even out of the state. here's michael finney with a
:30. >> i'm 7 on your side's michael finney with a look at your on-line privacy or lack there of. ahead, a look at companies who are getting around pry -- privacy laws >>> most women will never get the chance to walk the red carpet at the oscars, but you can still strut your stuff in a designer gown for less than the retail price. >> i feel like i am supposed to ask, who are you wearing? >> i don't know. >> in the last couple years, there has been an explosion of interest in renting luxury dresses. tonight abc7 news anchor finds out exactly how it works. >> this gala at the museum is full of dplam russ women in -- glamorous women in elegant floats. can you tell who owns your dresses? of course not. that's why a grown number of women are renting rather than buying. all three of these young women got their gowns from an on-line rental service called rent the runway. >> you have an event coming up and you don't feel like spenting $1500 on a ball gown, you can easily shop and buy by size, style, brand. >> prices range from $50 to $400 for a four-day rental. she chose this nicole miller dres
for free. i'm michael finney. ahead on 7 on your side i will show you how. >> i'm spencer christian in the accuweather forecast center. despite our current stretch of mild spring like weather, rainy season hasn't ended yet. i'll hav have the accuweather seven-day forecast coming up. >>> the bay area maeor with a news letter promoting a workshop on how to pick a a stew tent at uc santa cruz died today after falling down a 75-foot ravine. he was discovered this morning and flown to valley medical center in san jose. police have not ruled it suicide. >>> police is surveillance foot and. crooks are tathing homes and cars in the breed moor district and manor community. mark matthews on what is happening and how the police are are responding. >> reporter: in the 1400 block of washington avenue police are reaching out to residents directly talking to them about fighting back against the criminals who have been robbing them. >> trying to get people to get involved. >> the lieutenant says in the neighborhood around bancroft, residents have reported 30 burglaries in the past couple of months.
program. >> thank you. >> and new at 6:00 a safe deposit box anything but safe. michael finney on a family heir lom loom that vanished with out a trace at 6:00. >>> it's friday before super bowl. >> you haven't heard about it. looking for fun to head into the weekend. >> i my wrestle finney to the ground for this. look at this. >> yes. i know. >> pancakes and maple syrup. extra. and bacon on the side. >> hand that over. this right here is national pancake day on tuesday.+áezy and the 7 on your side office, that is our favorite holiday. international house of pancakes giving away a short stack to anyone that shows up they're going to ask you to donate money. yl >>> this is "world news," tonight, rocket ride. the dow soaring toward an all-time high, a major milestone cracked tonight. but can you trust the latest boom? >>> terror strike, a suicide bombing at the u.s. embassy in turkey. is this the new plan of attack for terrorists? >>> breaking point. all those cars piling up on highways, tonight we learn giant trucks may be the trigger. we'll tell you what to do. >>> and the main event, mee
swimmer. the key piece of evidence police found at his home. >> plus michael finney taking your questions on twit skbrer facebook. you can contact michael on facebook.com at m finney. >> taking a look at the skyway right now, this is an unusual site. it's pretty light for drivers heading into both directions. we can see cars jammed up trying to make their way east across the bay bridge. stay with us. >>> a group of east bay musicians held a tribute today for the victims of the sandy hook elementary school shooting. this was not a solemn tribute. the music was upbeat and plenty of dancing. organizers say they wanted to raise spirits after the mass shooting that left 26 people dead and want to raise support for a ban on assault weapon autos the child should have to worry about whether they're going to be coming home from school at the end of the day no. parent should have to worry if the child will be there when they go to pick them up at the end of the day. >> representatives of the brady campaign were there. the group is collecting signatures in support of the assault weapons ban. >> best
. >> i'm michael finney. microwaves in the kitchen and in college dorms but some can sudden catch fire, what you need to know to >>> california patrol continues efforts to track down drivers involved in last/y weekend's freeway spectacle in oakland. a very dangerous situation. how serious will charges be once drivers are arrested? >> abc 7 news reporter laura anthony is live now wlaitest on this investigation. >> chp tells me they think car asks drivers involved in the incidents dent came from outside of oakland and it may be difficult to identify drivers insolved driving at the time. also, difficult to determine what charges theyzçu÷ may face. all those drivers put at risk created by a side show were upset. >> they're just like taking over the freeway. then, i don't know what they're doing. whatever it is, it's noft safe, it's not okay. >> he the public was apalled. >> i think it's terrible. they should be punished for it. >> the california patrol was furious. >> this can't happen again. >> california law is rather light when it comes to punishing those who participate inside shoes
't. >> he admits his short coming. very big, i think, in the leadership role. >> michael finney is up next with a service unlike any other. >>> despite weather tomorrow is february 1 and it's time to start thinking about valentine's day flowers. >> yes. there is a lot of competition for business. so michael finney has been looking into some unique services being offered. >> you're going to say why didn't i think of that? sending players is expensive ask how do you know what you paid for is what was sent. >> when sending flowers we have concern that's what we bought and paid for isn't what actually arrived. >> they show up and they're wilted and it looks like you didn't care. it's a problem. i did care. >> have you ever received flowers that were lousy? >> yes. >> what happened? >> well, i put them in a vase to be nice. >> this is kind of cool. >> do you feel like the person that sent them got ripped off? >> yes. yes. >> all sites showed pretty pictures how can you know what is delivered? 7 on your side found a way. a unique service offered by ilia and jane shane of jane's rose autos works
this blackout. >> here, 7 on your side michael finney is taking your questions and will answer them here live just a little bit later. >> checking your friday get away now, if you're trying to head east through san francisco, it's going to take time. traffic there on the left trying to do just that. trying to do just that. this is looking pretty well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> police looking for a crew that pulled off a smash and grab robbery. an suv slammed through the security gate at day jewelers store. three burglars made a bee line for the cases. stockton police say they haven't had quite this brazen a robbery in sometime. thieves didn't know jewelry well. word is that they took the che
this for musicians. >> that is cool. >> great event. >> yes. >> michael finney is coming up next. next. >> why well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> if you plan to send flowers to a local florist this valentine's day we have an important warning. >> some companies appear tok local are from out of the area, perhaps out of state. >> yes. michael finney is here with his investigation into this tonight. >> if you talk to local florists and they'll tell you regional names tend to do well. and a part of the bigs some of the nationwide guys want in on. when you have flowers on valentine's day how do you pick a florist? many go online looking for one located in the town they want to send flowers. here is a list
. in sacramento, abc 7 news. >> coming up next protecting your kids from predator autos michael finney with the new technology that would be a life safer. piece of mind in >>> 20 years ago, 12-year-old polly klaus was kidnapped from her home and since then, her father dough voted his life to helping other parents of missing children. >> now, he's turned to technology to help further this cause. michael finney is here now with the story. >> in light of the recent surge for kevin collins missing 29 years, i think we've been wondering what can we do to protect our own qinly technology is much different now than it was back in 1984 when kevin disappeared but there is a new app that could just be a life safer. >> polly claus foundation introduced a smart phone app called polly's guardian angel. it allows parents to activate an alert to frinldz, family and other users. david gonzales has three children and down loaded the app because of a recent abduction. >> we flif morgan hill, sierra lamar was a big incident in our neighborhood. so, you know, it brings about awareness of, you know, your o
. >>> double vision and sometimes triple vision while driving. >> michael finney is here now with an investigation. >> carolyn and dan, why some drivers say they can't see clearly from inside a popular car. >> i was just inned kind of freaked out. i didn't understand what was going on. >> you will see for yourself next on the abc7 news. >> and lost temper. what set off this man to tear up an airport check in counter? >> and then later on jimmy kimmle live. >> tonight we have music from churchill and duck dynasty is here and terrance howard is here. i will try not to be hypnotized by his beautiful eyes. too late. >> stay with us. abc news >>> drivers of late model toyota priuses say something is happening to affect their ability to drive safely. >> traffic lights and on coming headlights are distorted by the wind shield. >> 7 on your side's michael finney has been looking into the complaints and joins us now. >> yes, it is an issue federal regulators say doesn't appear to be a safety issue. the numerous people who say they have experienced the problem firsthand strongly disagr
to stop him. >> michael finney is taking your questions on twitter and facebook. he'll answer them here live a little later. >> let's take a look at the afternoon commute this, is san francisco skyway downtown. it's bumper to bumper crawl left to right to the lower deck of the bay bridge. somewhat smoother towards 101 >>> catholics crowded into st. peter's square to receive the last public blessing from pope benedict the 16th. the leader of the catholic church will officially retire tomorrow. for the first time since the middle ages a pope choosing to say goodbye. one last speech and ride in the pope mobile, even pausing to kiss a baby. they arrived by the thousands and gave him a longstanding ovation. >> trust in god's will. >> he said the church has quote joy and light but acknowledged there have been difficult times. an apparent rev yens to the scandals that challenged his papacy. >> it seems like he is taking off right in the middle of it. and... it doesn't want to solve the problem if he's here just to leave. all of the faithful, most honored. >> a little b-52 a sad sentiment. >> t
and flowers pass yeah? >> no. >> michael finney takes you to a web site let's you create a personalized valentine for your sweetheart. stay with us. >>> right now sky 7 is live over a rally soon turning into a protest march against san francisco police this, is 24th and mission streets. the scene of a controversial arrest last month. a black community college student was taken down hard by two officers. police substation area. >> some jewelry found last week is back in the hands of it's rightful owner. police say a worker found a bag of jewelry in bushes in cabrillo neighborhood. police released these pictures hoping owners would come forward it and worked. it had been stolen during a burglary last month. >> right now there is a door to door scam goinglláÑ on in san people coming to your house and try to sell magazine subdescriptions. they're said to be polite. this childrens charity uses fund-raiser to finance expense autos new evidence of the health hazards of a traditional southern diet. researchers say people increase risks of stroke by more than 40% according to research out of t
of people do. now michael finney explaining how you can run into trouble if you are not carriful. >> and these are heartbreaking stories. they are women who were looking for love. >> you are human. you ignore certain signs. >> up next, i will show you what to look out for to avoid being the victim of a ripoff. >> also, the big event at the san francisco zoo. what happened at the tiger enclosure. >> and then late other "nightline." >> we have music from fallout boy and james franco. >> thank you, anne. and now the award for best supporting actor. >> he thinks he is still hosting the oscars. >> "nightline" is after that. that's >>> there could be 40 million singles who have tried on-line dating. >> many have found love and some have also found trouble. >> on-line dating sites have a great way to meet, but a new arena for on-line criminals. they convince their victims they have fallen in love with them and then move in to take their money. >> my dear, sweet, lori. i miss you. >> lori thought she met the man of her dreams on match.com. >> i want to romance you. i want you to though h
thought about turning to the internet. >> a lot of people do. now michael finney explaining how you can run into trouble if you are not carriful. >> and these are heartbreaking stories. they are women who were looking for love. >> you are human. you ignore certain signs. >> up next, i will show you what to look out for to avoid being the victim of a ripoff. >> also, the big event at the san francisco zoo. what happened at the tiger enclosure. >> and then late other "nightline." >> we have music from fallout boy and james franco. >> thank you, anne. and now the award for best supporting actor. >> he thinks he is still hosting the oscars. >> "nightline" is after that. that's >>> there could be 40 million singles who have tried on-line dating. >> many have found love and some have also found trouble. >> on-line dating sites have a great way to meet, but a new arena for on-line criminals. they convince their victims they have fallen in love with them and then move in to take their money. >> my dear, sweet, lori. i miss you. >> lori thought she met the man of her dreams on match.com. >> i wa
for latest information5% on arrival. protecting your children fromqçd strangers. michael finney shows us technology that could be a life safe skbrer a program helping job seekers dress for success without spending a time. those stories and more coming up at 6:00. now back to dan and cheryl. >> thank you. see you then. >> a special valentine's day delivery arrived at sea world today. >> it's pretty cool. this killer whale gave birth today this this calf. feet long. >> the gend jer not known yet. >> so far, so good. >> yes. >> thanks for joining us. >>> this is "world news." tonight, crawling home. pictures are streaming in from 4,200 people, documenting a nightmare vacation. outdoor tents made from bed sheets. helicopters rushing supplies. lines for food. and a sign saying "sos." >>> rebound. is the foreclosure crisis ending? what this means for the price of your home in the months ahead. >>> stunning mystery. an olympian who inspired the world, charged with killing his girlfriend. what happened? >>> and instant valentine? a new way to learn if one of the strangers around you is, in fact,
'm sandhya patel. >> tu michael finney has your ticket to your next travel destination, free stuff next. >> and helicopter parents hovering over their kids. what do snow plow parents do? why are they just as bad? answer on abc 7 news at 6:00. that is coming up then but we'll be right back here. well, well, well. growing up, we didn't have u-verse. we couldn't record four shows at the same time. in my day, you were lucky if you could record two shows. and if mom was recording her dumb show and dad was recording his dumb show then, by george, that's all we watched. and we liked it! today's kids got it so good. [ male announcer ] get u-verse tv for just $19 a month for 1 year when you bundle tv and internet. rethink possible. >>> i had it through another week. >> congratulations to us all. >> this may be one of my favorite things. durm the soup nazi on seinfeld? yes. >> he's got a soup now. they call it soupman. the guy played george constanza is a backer of this. this is the guy. shaquille o'neal is in on this. no soup for you! these are all over the country. it's $3.99 value. you can get
meat continues to grow. >> michael finney has reports of yet another major company pulling the product off the shelves now. >> this is amazing. just keeps rolling out this, time, involvinger world's largest food and drink maker. the company based in switzerland issued a statement saying it's yanked beef pasta ready meals after tests found traces of horse meat in two products. nestle says it increased monitoring after reports of mislabeling officials in writin say more checks need to be put into place. >> nobody check what's is on the pal yet often enough or what is in production oftenmjwmn enough. >> nestle says it's -- despite the recall nestle says the products are safe to eat and none of the meat from europe is used in any products here in the united states. users of microsoft hot mail will see a different look. the company will begin transitioning 267 million users to the new outlook.com. microsoft plants have spend owe $30 to $90 million on an advertising blitz just to promote the change. hoping to cut into the user base of google and yahoo. be updated. if you're like a lot of peo
live in san jose, abc 7 news. >> a gallon of regular costs 50 cents more. >> michael finney says prices might reach anwldg all-time hig. >> every time you go it's just amazing. prices are high. and the average for a gal yochb regular gasoline senate hit $4.20 today z dan just said than in july. in san francisco, average $4.20 a gallon. san francisco usually is more expensive. prices are penniesws keeper elsewhere in oakland, $4:12. why sit so expensive? experts blame rising oil prices, repairs and a zoich a summer blendi motorists say they don't like it. >> it hurts. >> not going to drive as much. use bicycles more. >> experts predict prices will keep rising and then, expect more increases onyp+- memorial y when thousands of motorists will hit the roads. >> consumer groups for a huge increase in credit card companies. today, complaints rank in top 10. big drop and it's in plain evening lish. however, some consumers still complain accounts are closed after they pay on time z even more than the minimum required. home sales have have been a rebound remains robust. five million homes will b
to good handling, fuel efficiency and relatively affordable prices. michael finney will have a comprehensive look ahead on abc7 news at 4:00. >> a study may have you going to bed earlier tonight. researchers at a british university have found your genes are actually altered when you do not get enough sleep. they tested those that got a week of 10 hours of sleep and those that got less than 6. body chemistry changed affecting immune system and heart health. researches say this could lead to a drug to counter the negative effects of sleep deprivation. >> and a san rafael substitute teacher inherited gold from a reclusive relative. the 69-year-old died last summer and crews discovered thousands of gold coins worth nearly $7.5 million. a search determined that a woman from san rafael was his only heir and today 135 pounds of gold are auctioned off to cover state tacks and fees and the rest goes to this person. >> pretty penny! >> $1,700 an ounce for gold. it gives you an idea. holy cow. >> now, some sunshine. we have a wealth of that. it is free. absolutely. we will look outside
on your side's michael finney has been looking into some unique services being offered. >> reporter: when sending flowers, we all have the same concern, that what we bought and paid for isn't what actually arrives. >> they will show up and they are wilted and it looks like you didn't care. that's a problem because i did care. i sent the flowers in the first place. >> have you ever received any flowers that were lousy? >> yeah, actually. >> what happened? >> well, to put them in a vase would be nice. >> you don't get the same kind of feeling from them. it's kind of cool. >> did you feel like the person who sent them got ripped off. >> definitely, yeah. >> yeah. >> all the websites show pretty pictures, but how can you know what was actually delivered? well, 7 on your side has found a way with photo confirmation. a unique service offered by these two of san francisco's jane's roses. >> it works very well for both. for us, that our client is happy, and for clients that they have whatever they ordered. and they know that they didn't waste money and they are happy. [door knocking] >> hello. >>
to the first lady. >> coming up first michael finney and consumer reports are ahead with the best and worst credit cards to young people trying to how can you get back pain relief that lasts up to 16 hours? with thermacare heatwraps. thermacare works differently. it's the only wrap with patented heat cells that penetrate deep to relax, soothe, and unlock tight muscles. for up to 16 hours of relief, try thermacare. >> we are back at 6:24. i heard a lot of compliments about yesterday's weather. concord is 63. oakland at 68. a degree warmer in san francisco and fremont, 65 in fremont and 64 in san francisco. radar across the entire state shows nothing in our bordering states that matter where you travel, the weather is not an issue other than the glare. low-to-mid 50's along the coast and low-to-mid 60's in the central valley and mid-to-upper 40's in the sierra and low-to-upper 60's in southern california. >> we know building credit takes time and that means getting a credit card but some offer outrageous interest rates. >> consumer reports has partnered excuse ofly with 7 on your side on the
. >> the valentine's day protest today in san francisco city hall demanding rights for all couples. >> i'm michael finney. cleaning lint from your drier. we team up with consumer reports to test a product that promises to make the clean up easier, and prevent fires. >>> let's begin with more on that stranded carnival cruise ship happening now a live look at the ship making its way towards the port. >> it's now less than 30 miles from land but people can walk faster. officials say the bay is tricky to navigate because of turns and cross currents caused by a fire inside of the engine room sunday crippling the cruise ship. >> it's been miserable ever since, we're seeing what passengers in the gulf of mexico have been complaining about. now they got close enough to send cell phone pictures, hallways covered in filth. raw sewage in plain sight. passengers sleeping outside conditions in cabin that's have been without air conditioning for days. >> well, champion paraolympic one of the heroes of the london olympics is in jail now accused of shooting and killing his girlfriend. the story from abc news repo
high with viewers and which ones lost. >> i'm michael finney. the best chocolate for valentine's day. delicious sweets can be expensive but there are ways to safe cash. >>> 50 new ads ran during super bowl game nearly $4 million a pop just 30 seconds. >> that is pretty amazing. >> this may have cost million millions... >> maybe i ought to do a cameo. >> but biggest winners of commercialism... >> boom. >> were a pair of low budget ads made and chosen by doritos fans including this chip-chewing goat ask these manly men playing dress up in order to chow down. >> is that my wedding dress? >> it could be. >> taco bell ran for the border with hard-partying retirees. and budweiser poured on tear was a heart warming reunion between a horse and its trainer. and calvin klein made a brief but popular appearance showing off abs, other attempts at overselling sex appeared to fall short. the uncomfortable go daddy lip lock seemed wrong. may have been the 34 minute power outage that generated best scores of the game, oreos tweeting you can still dunk in the dark. and tide suggesting it can't get bl
. >> a girl gets honored for her lemonade stand. >> i'm michael finney. going the distance. tips how to make your car last 200,000 mile >>> planning for the new bay bridge opening celebration going on in earnest now it will close over labor day weekend in a public celebration is in the works but it's going to take a lot of money. >> heather. >> there are two major pieces of celebrations planning on logistics that will almost certainly be paid for with public funding and money your toll money. other piece is the fun part, the party. and it will be paid for with private funding before new bay bridge opens for traffic it will be closed to finish up construction projects. and on sunday and monday, the public will be invited onto the bridge for a walk.3amí there may bekk a bike ride ana concert on treasure island. they estimated $5.6 million for basics. toll authority wants to avoid the near disaster of the celebration where 300,000 people standing on the bridge threatened to bring it down. next week they will decide whether to approve spending that on the same company that did the giants vic
up next proof that patience is a virtue. >> we're excited and waited for this. >> they have. michael finney explains why it took so long for the customers to get what they >>> tonight at 11:004r abc news i team talks with a man worried 17 scans he's received may cause him more cancer. phone shall dangers at the center of a debate among medical professionals right now. no one seems to know how harmful the tests can be. >> i'm a patient. goi there for help and for -- to get well. >> he has one more problem to deal with, we'll show you the letter his doctor sent him and what it means for the care. risk versus reward abc 7 news special report tonight only on abc 7 news at 11:00. >> be sure to tune in for that. now, consumer news a corn tour store shut doors it caused a headache for customers with unfilled order autos this has been a long process. >> this is long. three dozen customers paid $120,000 for furniture they feared they'd never see. much is now being delivered and many of our customers are already planning their party. >> this is a sell brait braigs of moving and gegt my chair a
wednesday, it will be great to have her. you can watch gma every weekday. >> michael finney is here answering questions in this first one comes from detra what is the best way to check on your credit report. >> there some of you going to lead you astray to get money out of you. never pay. here is what you need to know. annual credit report.com. you go tlrk i believe we have a web page, maybe not anyway. go there, you can get all three up there. there it is. you can go there and get a free copy of each of the three major credit reporting reports every year, what i want to you do every four months is that you're keeping track. they reflect each other. >> never paying for this. >> you do not have to pay. >> linda ge mailed how does one find out which crowd funding web sites are legitimate? >> oh, man. you say i've got an afrt pro skbrekt a business. i have an idea(<-Ñ and sometime, i'll offer something in response to you giving me money. these sites do not checkÙ8c they'll say that right in the small print. we have not had rip ofz yet but i'm expecting them any time now. let me give
by insurance? michael finney got some answers. >> that is one of the things that is definitely covered under the homeowner insurance policy. most people don't realize it is because it doesn't happen often, but if it does, it is something that is covered. >> you hope it doesn't. an insurance industry spokesman says damage from the meteor concussion like what we saw in russia would be covered. other events covered under the homeowners insurance include volcanos, lightning strikes and falling satellites. >>> after eight days aboard the triumph two women are home. julie spring gel and her mother -- julie spring gel -- pr nie gle and her mother connie lewis flew in. i can only imagine how happy those women are to be back. serming yow? >> well -- sergio? >> julie pringle had an emotional homecoming. her nine-year-old was so happy to see her, he literally swept her off her feet. after the bear hug on the ground, 9-year-old ricky had a big hug for his grandmother connie lewis from antioch. she was also aboard the cruiseship. despite the conditions julie and connie say their travel group of five wome
covered by insurance. michael finney got some answers. >> that is one of the things that is covered under your homeowner's insurance policy. it doesn't happen that often but it is something that would be covered. >> kelly, an insurance industry spokesman, damage from the concussion would be covered. other events likely to be covered, lightning strikes and falling satellites. >> after eight days aboard the carnival cruise ship, two women are finally home. they flew into oakland international airport last night. it was very emotional for julie. in fact her nine-year-old son missed her so much he literally took her off her feet. >> whoa! >> katie: after the bear hug and nine-year-old had a big hug for his grandmother. despite conditions on the ship, their travel group of five women did just fine. she even used skills she practiced with her son with the eagle scouts. she was able to tie knots. >> it all came in handy tying sheets together. >> once we realized the fire was going to be out, it took longer than we thought to be home. >> they said the experience has not scared them from taking a
with their struggles. >> i'm michael finney. a single serve coffee maker is convenient but costs can add up... so we test product that's can save you money. an) 3g to give a breast cancer survivor a lifetime-- that's definitely a fair trade. it was such a beautiful experience. (jessica lee) ♪ and it's beautiful (woman) why walk 60 miles in the boldest breast cancer event in history? because your efforts help komen serve millions of women and men facing breast cancer every year. visit the3day.org to register or to request more information today. it was 3 days of pure joy. ♪ and it's beautiful >> that breaking sus nus is in kansas city, missouri at country club plaza at jj's restaurant. a car hit a gas main causing an explosion and flames exploding everywhere. his is quite a least five critically injured people now. we'll update this story on twit skbrer abc 7 news.com. you can track it there. >> moving on a major edition of an fran water front announced today. >> they say anchor brug plans to move in to expand beer maker's operations. >> we are live from pier 48 with all of the details. carolyn?
neighborhood. >> also, michael finney still taking your questions and will answer them here live in just a few minutes. >> taking a look at traffic right now, quite heavy for drivers on the left-hand side of the green. of the green. abssure and get a colde high be get coricidin hbp. the number one pharmacist recommended cold brand designed for people with high blood pressure. and the only one i use to relieve my cold symptoms without raising my blood pressure. coricidin hbp. >>> a new study claims older americans who use facebook have sharper minds. study involved just 40 people. it found those over age 65 performed better on memory exercises after learning how to use facebook compared to thaes those that didn't. others have shown it can help hone maenl builts. the study presented this month at neuropsychological society. >> facebook concluded being on facebook is good for you?. >> i imagine that. >> and i pro claim watching news is good for you as well, google offering a chance to win a pair of the glasses and office depot buying one of its biggest competitors. hi, emily. >> office keepo is m
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